University food banks see higher numbers of empty bellies, bare shelves

May 8, 2018

Rising tuition costs, inadequate loans, and the high cost of food have driven many students to their institutions’ food banks, reports CBC. “We usually empty out before we get our next supply in,” said Dalhousie University food bank manager Michael Davies-Cole. “We cannot keep up with what is demanded by the students. We have too many students and we just don't get enough donations.”  The Canadian Federation of Students says that reduced tuition is the only way to get students out of food banks, and has called on the provincial government to force universities to reduce tuition fees. CBC